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Keppel Bay beaches : monitoring and restoration

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posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by Jurek PiorewiczJurek Piorewicz
Beaches are dynamic systems that are naturally subject to major physical changes. The shape of any beach is defined by many factors including wave action, wind and storm damage. The urbanisation of beach habitat and surrounds creates a significant problem for civil engineers and how they can best manage the natural tendency for the beach to change. Beach protection methods, or more correctly, beach restoration processes, have widely been used in attempts to stabilise beaches and protect developed areas against erosion and storm damage. This group of research projects looked at a range of beach restoration processes and factors that impact on efforts to stabilise the Capricorn Coast beaches of Keppel Sands and Yeppoon Main Beach.

Funding

Category 1 - Australian Competitive Grants (this includes ARC, NHMRC)

History

Editor

Bell BN; Verwey P; Tilden J

Parent Title

Fitzroy in focus : coastal science for the Fitzroy region

Start Page

75

End Page

78

Number of Pages

4

ISBN-10

1921017066

Publisher

Coastal CRC

Place of Publication

Indooroopilly, Qld.

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

Cooperative Research Centre for Coastal Zone, Estuary and Waterway Management; Faculty of Engineering and Physical Systems;

Era Eligible

Yes

Number of Chapters

39